Josh picked me up at work Friday afternoon so I didn’t have to travel south and then back north again (traffic leaving Houston is bad on a normal afternoon, not to mention a Holiday weekend). We arrived in Dallas around 7:15pm, had a bite to eat and just lounged around awaiting the arrival of my brother, Karl, and his girlfriend, Audrey. Not much else happened on Friday night, we went to bed kind of early.
Saturday we woke up and Mom made breakfast burritos… Mmmmmm. Jackie only ate scrambled eggs because she had her wisdom teeth taken out the day before. Eggs were nice change of pace from her slushes and pudding she had been eating. Anyways, breakfast was delicious; we cleaned up the dishes and proceeded outside to assist the boys in building the retaining wall around the air conditioner units. Mom, Audrey and I made three trips to Home Depot to pick up more stones for the retaining wall, luckily we ran into some strapping young men to lift the stones… you know that what that means? no broken nails… wooo hoooo!
Before and After
Once the sun had reached the side of the house the boys came inside and we all had lunch, then it was POOL TIME! The rest of the day was spent pool side… ahhhhh I love the sun! Dad had put ribs in the smoker for dinner; we could smell them all afternoon. It really left our mouths watering for the dinner bell! Right before dinner dad threw some marinated shrimp on the grill, Mom and Jackie didn’t have any shrimp so that left more for the rest of us, but there still wasn’t enough… they were so delicious!
Sunday morning, Jackie and Mom got ready to attend church while the rest of us headed to the lake before the crazies got out. We got out on the lake around 10:00am and sped across the lake to Dad’s favorite anchor spot. The boys chatted while Audrey and I soaked up some rays. Once we got a little toasty, I finally convinced Audrey to jump in the lake with me, it was disgustingly refreshing. Awhile later we traveled back across the lake only this time, it was a little different. By that time it was close to 1:00pm and the crazies were out! It took us a lot longer to get back across the lake, people were cutting you off, and there were tubers and jet skis, waves and more waves!!! Time to go! So we did! We loaded the boat, got home and put the boat in the garage in record time, we were home by 2:00pm. We spent the rest of the afternoon by the pool and enjoyed some burgers and hot dogs for dinner. That evening it was the battle of the T.V.s Karl and Audrey were watching the Twins Game while the others were watching the Nascar Race.
Monday, I got up and made Monkey Bread for breakfast. The boys finished up the retaining wall while I mowed the lawn. The rest of the day was relaxing around the house and packing for the trip home. We left The Colony around 2:30pm and arrived at home shortly after 7:00pm. Nothing particularly significant happened over the weekend, but I was extremely thankful to see my whole family. It’s not very often we are all together anymore. I hope to see them all over the 4th of July Holiday when we all work on a special project! Stay tuned for more on that story!